Wildfire Information and Resources

Live Fuel moisture for CONUSWRFx realtime products

California Dead Fuel Moisture

CONUS Dead Fuel Moisture CONUS Life Fuel Moisture (obs) Satellite Detections  
Assimilated 10 h dead fuel mositure for California Dead Fuel Moisture for Conus Life Fuel Moisture Conus Satellite Data  

Experimental Forecasts

Current fire and smoke forecasts run in the WRFx system Experimental Forecasts

Fire Status and Active Fires

Near Real-Time GIS data (perimeters and detections) on the WIRC GIS portal 


Cal Fire

USDA FS Large Incidents

Fire Detection Maps

Air Quality


Fire Danger and Fire Risk

Severe Fire Wx Potential Mapping System (USFS - WFAS)
Provides map of severe fire weather potential across the contiguous U.S. Derived from the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) in combination with RAWS observations.


Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Fire Weather Outlooks
Fire weather outlooks up to 8 days ahead produced by NOAA's SPC, as well as additional fire weather forecast tools.

National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS)
National daily observed/forecast Fire Danger Ratings maps.

GACC Outlooks
Contains links to 7-day, monthly and seasonal Significant Fire Potential outlooks for each Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC), and nationally.

Daily Probabilistic Significant Fire Forecast
Daily probabilistic map of significant fire given ignition in the Western U.S.

NWS National Warnings & Hazards
An interactive tool displaying watches and warnings issued by the NWS, useful for the display of Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings. Additionally, you can overlay forecasts, surface observations, satellite imagery and radar.

Weather Information

National Weather Service Homepage

MesoWest (University of Utah)

National interactive map showing current and past surface weather observations from numerous networks, including: NWS (National Weather Service), RAWS (Fire), SNOTEL (Mountain/snow), CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program).

MODIS Satellite Imagery Updated MODIS satellite imagery by state for the contiguous U.S.

Dry Lightning

Daily national maps of observed dry lightning produced by the USFS WFAS.

U.S. Drought Monitor

National Interagency Fire Center Statistics